NewsForge: Setting Up Server Tools for Spam- and Virus-Free Mail
Nov 21, 2003, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Gulker)
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"It is amazing how much easier it is to get through an inbox
uncluttered by unwanted messages. After a week of email nearly free
of spam and viruses, the time and effort it took to configure a
Linux mail server with SpamAssassin, MIMEDefang, and sendmail seem
well worth the trouble.
"This process started when I decided to see if my Linux skills
had advanced enough to replace an ailing Mac OS X 10.1 mail server.
The Mac was easy to set up and administer, but AppleMail was just
not stable, rarely running longer than a week without crashing, and
Apple's suggested fix--upgrade to server 10.2 or 10.3--carried a
$500 price tag. Ouch.
"So, instead, I sent off for a set of Red Hat Linux 9 disks for